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There Could Be Worse Ways...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

...To spend a Monday then in a nice park on breezy spring day. Yesterday was our division bi-yearly meeting (kind of a state of the division meeting). Normally we'd all gather in the conference room with pop,water, fruit, and cookies and listen while the big cheese drone on. They try to make it lively..but you know how that goes. emoticon Then afterwards we'd all trudge back to the cube farm and work the rest of the day. emoticon

But this time the cheeses wanted something different..something fun...something team building! So our event committee (of which I'm a part of), planned a BBQ in a park off site, then hired a company that does team building games. The meeting was in the morning with the BBQ at about 12:30. Well..we shopped for all the goodies on the weekend, then the committee (plus some volunteers..guys to carry stuff) met at the park at 9:30 Am to set everything up. We got all that done had a bit of time before everyone else showed up. So this is me..waiting in the park:



Good thing we had everything set up early..the meeting got over with early and people started showing up just before noon. We had burgers and hot dogs all cooked and ready for them. Everyone had a great time, we played games (hamster ball racing, relays, Angry Birds shooting contest, and a video game station). We had two teams...my team won 2 out of 3 events! emoticon I didn't get to do any of them..I was busy making sure everyone had plenty of food and drink (water and Mt Dew..long story about the Mt dew emoticon).
All in all...everything was great and we all had a great time..and the Big Cheeses were thrilled! emoticon here's the hamster ball...and yes..you have to get inside of it and run!



But then I crashed about 7 PM, I was so beat that I was in bed by 7:15. I slept for like 10 hours! I walked almost 12,000 steps (I do a little over 10K a day..but that's with doing the treadmill or the elliptical) just walking around the park. emoticon

I was over calories for the day but I'm OK with that. And my weight was up a few pounds (boy...was that freaking hot dog SALTY!). Today has been better. Good on calories so far and since the 4 Week Walking Challenge is over at work, I'm back on the elliptical this week (did the treadmill for 4 weeks). So I'm feeling good about everything right now. emoticon

So that was my yesterday...today has been quiet. I had a project to complete and release (DONE!) today, so I've been hiding in my cube. emoticon

That's it for today...have a great rest of your day!





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HTAMALE 4/30/2014 3:59PM

    What a great way to earn a living (even if it's only for a day). Sounds like lots of fun.
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We used to have a yearly retreat that was something like what you describe. I forgot about it till now. It was always a good time.

Love the pics and that hamster ball looks like a blast!


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TOONACAT 4/29/2014 9:42PM

    Sounds like a blast! Great job Angel, I'm sure your co-workers were glad of your efforts and glad to escape the cube for the day.

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CALENSARIEL 4/29/2014 7:49PM

    Conrats on a successful event! That hamster ball looks a bit intimidating.

That second cartoon reminds me of Carson Kressley's TV show "How To Look Good Naked." They'd line women up in their underwear according to their actual weight, then have the gal they were doing the makeover on come in and go stand between the women she felt were around her weight. Inevitably the gal would put herself in between two women who weighed much more than she did, thus proving that we don't see ourselves the way we actually are.

Yeah, like I'd EVER let anyone see me in my undies but his lordship!

Hugs,
Calen~

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DLDMIL 4/29/2014 7:01PM

    Sounds like a great time. We also do a staff day with food, games, etc

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